Could a smart home get hacked in Ventura?

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Can your smart home be hacked in Ventura? The simple response is ”almost never”. A smart home system from a tech-savvy installer like Vivint uses high-level encryption and other techniques like IP address masking to deter criminal activity. Only a few advanced online offenders with an abundance of time, patience, and luck will have any chance at success. Wrongdoers usually look for low-hanging fruit that's easy and a home security system won’t be on the smart hacker's to-do list.

How Vivint safeguards you from smart home hackers in Ventura

Vivint makes the installation of residential security and home automation systems easy through the use of wireless components. With that in mind, the lack of wired connections could cause an increased anxiety about cyber-security. Luckily, Vivint home defense plans offer powerful protections designed to frustrate hackers. Here are just a few ways Vivint keeps your devices safe:

Advanced encryption: Supposedly, 1024-bit encryption can be hacked, but it will take a massive amount of effort and time to get through. The preponderance of hackers are unlikely to allocate the resources necessary to navigate past this type of defense.

Disguise your IP address:It’s hard to hack a system you can’t find. Vivint takes steps to keep your smart home private by disguising the IP to the rest of the world.

Keeps your security updated: Your security system must remain one step ahead of the hackers by frequently releasing updates to the software and firmware.

Other ways you can defend your Ventura smart home from getting hacked

While Vivint offers innovative devices that have their own security methods, your own daily practices are vitally important in protecting your smart home.

Use secure passwords: Always create a strong password for your router and mobile security app. An unpredictable sequence of letters, numbers, and symbols are a wiser option than settling for something personal like a birthday or child’s name. Longer is always better. You also should plan to update your passwords on a regular basis.

Passwords are meant to be private: You need to keep your network and security passwords protected. In the event you have to supply someone other than a family member a PIN for your smart locking system, use a one-time or temporary PIN. They are then able to go into your residence when you need them to, and then will no longer be afforded entry when the code’s lifespan runs out.

Check your settings regularly: You could be the one to recognize something is amiss with your home’s security. If you detect an abnormality, check your smart home setup on your smartphone app or smart hub. If there are unauthorized changes, switch out your passwords immediately.

Enjoy a secure smart home from Vivint today!

The best thing you can do to ensure the safety of your smart home is to choose a supplier like Vivint. Our systems are equipped with proven cyber-security features that make them hard and time consuming to break into. Contact (805) 590-5999 or complete our form on this page to speak with our Vivint professionals and build your secure smart home.